So says Arianna Huffington.
She bumped into him at the brunch preceding Nancy Pelosi's formal swearing in and said he was "steamed" at this article by Arnaud De Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large......
...de Borchgrave details Bibi Netanyahu leading the charge to lobby the Bush administration to take out Iran's nuclear facilities, and paints U.S. air strikes against Iran in 2007/08 as all-but-a-done deal.
Clark doesn't mince words....
"How can you talk about bombing a country when you won't even talk to them?" said Clark. "It's outrageous. We're the United States of America; we don't do that. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the military option is off the table -- but diplomacy is not what Jim Baker says it is. It's not, What will it take for you boys to support us on Iraq? It's sitting down for a couple of days and talking about our families and our hopes, and building relationships."
When we asked him what made him so sure the Bush administration was headed in this direction, he replied: "You just have to read what's in the Israeli press. The Jewish community is divided but there is so much pressure being channeled from the New York money people to the office seekers."
At one point Melinda reminded him that she was taking down everything he said (a fact that would have been hard to miss, since she was taking notes on a not-inconspicuous legal pad). His response: 'Yes, I know." For Clark, this is the biggest foreign policy issue facing the U.S. "I'm worried about the surge," he said. "But I'm worried about this even more."
Now, I don't know about you, but if Wes Clark is worried, I'm worried.
And what worries me more is, it may not just be the Bushites. According to this article, some Democrats may be on board, especially those with strong ties to AIPAC
And if Bush doesn't take on Iran, prominent Israelis are speculating that president Clinton 2 (Hillary) will do so.
and John Edwards has been rattling sabers when it comes to Iran.
Now, I'm sure that Clark is burning up the phone lines as we speak, but the question is, will they listen now they are in power. I'm not so sure they will. When big money enters into the equation in Washington, all bets are off.
We need to call our representatives!
We need to tell them .....STOP THAT ASSHOLE FROM GETTING US INTO ANOTHER DAMN WAR